6:00PM | Doors Open
7:00PM | Show Time
8:00PM | Group Discussion
Vermont is one of America's most rural states, contributing to a high “social capital” within its mostly small-town communities. But as modern life and technology transform the way we live and work, the community-oriented lifestyle in many Vermont towns is under stress.
In response, Michael Wood-Lewis created a social media network within and exclusively for residents of Vermont called Front Porch Forum that focuses on “hyper-local” communication. Although largely unknown outside of Vermont’s borders, within them a quiet digital revolution is underway.
This is the story of three people from different walks of life in Vermont who each rally between traditionalism and progressivism, each of their lives caught in the middle of the digital economy that is transforming communities across America and the world. The ways these people live, their values and their online habits inform a larger community who is wondering if, perhaps, there is a different way to do things.
FPF got its start in Burlington's South End, so it's particularly appropriate that we share this screening at ArtsRiot. Join us for a special reception with Michael and others from Front Porch Forum.